Run don't walk away from AT&T. Not only do they charge you $3 per month when you don't make calls, they charge you monthly fees even after you have them disconnected!
I had AT&T disconnected after arguing at the highest level that being charged for non-use was a rip off and that in the competitive world of long distance communication, customers do not have to stand for that. A month later I still had a monthly service charge even though I disconnected. I took this all the way to the Corporate level to complain only to get hung up on! I encourage everyone who has been ripped off by AT&T to write via E-mail to the president Michael Armstrong at [email protected]
It's no wonder that their stock did nothing in 1999 while Sprint PCS went up 350%